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EV fast-charging at Queensland fuel outlets
5 years ago

EV fast-charging at Queensland fuel outlets

The Queensland Government is calling for expressions of interest to build Australia’s first solar powered fast-charging station for electric vehicles in Townsville. This facility will be the first in a …
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Bottoms up! Brewtroleum lets your car burn beer byproduct

By Ronan Glon, 27 July 2015

Cars and beer usually don’t go together very well, but DB Breweries has just launched a new biofuel that allows motorists in New Zealand to …
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Townsville first stop on the electric super highway
5 years ago

Townsville first stop on the electric super highway

Press Release, 25 July 2015

Townsville could soon have the first service station in Australia where drivers can fast-charge their electric vehicles using solar energy.

Minister Assisting the Premier on …
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Queensland plans 1,600km string of fast-charging stations for electric cars
5 years ago

Queensland plans 1,600km string of fast-charging stations for electric cars

25 July 2015

The state’s first solar-powered fast-charging station is to be built in Townsville, and the government is offering small businesses a plan to help reduce costs

Queensland wants …
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The ethanol mandate: Legalized plunder
5 years ago

The ethanol mandate: Legalized plunder

By Robert L. Bradley Jr, 23 July 2015

In her book “Atlas Shrugged,” Ayn Rand draws a sharp distinction between business people who risk their own money to produce goods …
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Sulphur emissions at cruise ship terminals may be limited but new laws won’t cover commercial ships
5 years ago

Sulphur emissions at cruise ship terminals may be limited but new laws won’t cover commercial ships

By Nigel Gladstone, 22 July 2015

Greenwich residents say their health is at risk from the sulphur dioxide emissions of tankers at Gore Bay.

And while the EPA wants to …
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Manildra claims ethanol mandate leniency places jobs at risk

By Adam Wright, 16 July 2015

JOBS at the Manildra plant in Bomaderry are under threat, according to a company spokeswoman because the NSW government won’t enforce the state’s ethanol mandate.


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Fuel retailers worried about ethanol mandate
5 years ago

Fuel retailers worried about ethanol mandate

By Jim Alouat, 16 July 2015

A BUNDABERG fuel retailer says the proposed ethanol mandate could see capital costs rise and small to medium sized service stations forced to close.


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NSW orders review of ethanol fuel laws as regular rules
5 years ago

NSW orders review of ethanol fuel laws as regular rules

Mark Coultan, 15 July 2015

As Queensland considers mandating ethanol in petrol, the NSW government has commissioned a review of existing laws, with ­motorists continuing to shun the alternative fuel.

Before …
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British drivers face higher petrol prices after Brussels renews push for eco-friendly fuel
5 years ago

British drivers face higher petrol prices after Brussels renews push for eco-friendly fuel

Ben Riley-Smith, 11 July 2015 Ministers prepare battle with European Commission over insistence oil companies replace regular petrol with cleaner but less efficient hybrid

Millions of British drivers could be …
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